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Practical Housekeeping : a Careful Compilation of Tried and Approved Recipes. Two Hundred and Fiftieth Thousand.
Minneapolis, Minn. Buckeye Publishing Company, 1886. Thick octavo, 688 pages. Illustrated. "Two hundred thousandth". A text on the copyright page indicates that this "book is a revised and enlarged edition of Buckeye Cookery and Practical Housekeeping." Hinges a bit shaken, and front gutter starting. Closed tear, now repaired, to the title page. Otherwise an unusually very good copy, internally very clean, all edges red. In black-printed dark green oilcloth. [OCLC... (Item #4946)
Price: $200.00
Practical Housekeeping : a Careful Compilation of Tried and Approved Recipes. Two Hundred and Fiftieth Thousand.
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Aunt Kate's Household Annual.
London & Dundee: John Leng & Company, [1932]. Thick octavo, 252 pages. Illustrated throughout. First edition. A cookbook with a preliminary calendar for the year 1933. Not quite an almanac/cookbook but in that vicinity. This is the only year for which we can find any record, so the annual aspect of the book was short-lived. The illustrations throughout include color illustrations of various dishes, and black and white photographic illustrations... (Item #5294)
Price: $150.00
Aunt Kate's Household Annual. Aunt Kate.
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The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. July-August-September.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. Octavo, 253 pages. First edition of this single season volume issued of an early American seasonal cookbook, later collected in a single volume. Bradley was the principal of Miss Farmer's School of Cookery. Very good or better in publisher's metal comb binding, in very attractive boards with a colorful deco-y design. [not in Cagle]. (Item #4870)
Price: $90.00
The Alice Bradley Menu-Cook-Book. Menus, Marketing Lists and Recipes. July-August-September. Alice Bradley.
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The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1891. Octavo, xxxvi, 230 pages. Illustrated. First edition. "What was once the most bountiful source of oysters in the world has become nearly exhausted. More than a century ago... scientist and Maryland state official William K. Brooks warned that this day would come. A classical morphologist by training, and one of the Johns Hopkins University's first and most distinguished faculty members, Brooks had "tonged oysters... (Item #5293)
Price: $180.00
The Oyster: a popular summary of a scientific study. William Keith Brooks.
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Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859. Octavo, vi, 130, [2] pages. Ads. First edition. James Caird (1816-92) was an agriculturalist and member of the British Parliament, author of English Agriculture, Letters on the Corn Crops, High Farming, and The West of Ireland. This volume was the result of a tour he undertook in 1859 through Canada and the American Midwest. Much of the volume is devoted to Illinois, though... (Item #5292)
Price: $350.00
Prairie Farming in America With Notes by the way on Canada and the United States. James Caird.
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking (vol. 2 only).
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. Quarto, 555, liv pages. First edition, first printing of the second volume of Julia Child's classic work, published nine years after the first volume. For this second work, Julia was joined by Simone Beck only. The book is in very good condition, in original publisher's cloth. The dust jacket has some age-toning to the spine and rear panel as well, red-titling to spine now... (Item #5219)
Price: $150.00
Mastering the Art of French Cooking (vol. 2 only). Julia Child, Simone Beck.
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One Hundred Ways of Cooking Eggs, by Filippini, 25 Years with Delmonico.
New York and Boston: H.M. Caldwell Company / Charles L. Webster & Co. 1892. Handy Volume Culinary Series, Vol. 1. Oblong duodecimo, 122 pages. Ads. First edition. From the celebrated chef of Delmonicos and author of The Table. In publisher's red and white printed gray cloth, with some edgewear and soiling. [OCLC locates thirty-two copies; Bitting page 157; Cagle 257 (citing only a different volume in the series)]. (Item #5021)
Price: $100.00
One Hundred Ways of Cooking Eggs, by Filippini, 25 Years with Delmonico. Filippini, Alexander.
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Our New Cook-Book and Household Receipts, Carefully Selected and Indexed.
Boston: People’s Publishing Company, 1883. Octavo, 454 pages. First edition of this thorough household cookbook, issued by the publisher’s of Fireside Journal. Includes some interesting apple desserts. Previous owner’s pencil to rear free end paper, a bit of rust to the front free end paper, otherwise a fine copy, with the binding clean and crisp. (Item #1671)
Price: $150.00
Our New Cook-Book and Household Receipts, Carefully Selected and Indexed. S. Annie Frost.
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How to Make Candy. A Complete Hand Book for Making all Kinds of Candy, Ice Cream, Syrups, Essences, etc., etc.
New York: Frank Tousey, Publishe (sic), 1884. Stapled booklet with printed wrappers. 60, [4] pages. First edition. The author is supplied by the LOC records. Warford was the author of a long list of “How To” books in fields as varied as cookery, magic, religious belief and more. With an LOC copyright stamp to the titles page and wrappers, both dated August 22, 1884. Small chip missing from rear panel... (Item #4847)
Price: $350.00
How to Make Candy. A Complete Hand Book for Making all Kinds of Candy, Ice Cream, Syrups, Essences, etc., etc. Aaron Warford.
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Weinbau und Kellerwirtshaft [Viticulture and Enology].
[Geisenhiem, Germany]: 1889/90. Octavo, 270, [4] pages. Table of contents. Illustrated. Manuscript of an unpublished work on grape growing and winemaking, by the principal of the School of Fruit and Wine Growing at Slovenia’s University of Malibor. The manuscript is a well-organized treatise on the subject, not a collection of notes, and therefore we believe it is a draft work in progress of an unpublished book. Divided neatly into two... (Item #5350)
Price: $4,500.00
Weinbau und Kellerwirtshaft [Viticulture and Enology]. Franz Zweifler.